Recommended reading

Cornell's chemisty faculty members contributed titles to create this recommended reading list for Cornell alumni.

Concerning the Nature of Things by Sir William Bragg (Dover Press, 1925)

Diverse Atoms: Profiles of the Chemical Elements by Hazel Rossotti (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry by Philip Ball (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005)

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee (Scribner, 2004)

A Guide to the Elements, 2nd edition, by Albert Stwertka (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Heraclitean Fire by Erwin Chargaf (Rockefeller University Press, 1978)

The Joy of Insight: Passions of a Physicist by Victor F. Weisskopf (BasicBooks, 1992)

Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory by Robert L. Carter (Wiley, 1998)

Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2004)

Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne (National Academy Press, 2001)

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi (Schocken Books, 1984)

The Physical Basis of Chemistry, 2nd edition, by Warren S. Warren (Academic Press, 2000)

The Same and Not the Same by Roald Hoffmann (Columbia University Press, 1995)

Science and Human Values by Jacob Bronowski (Harper & Row, 1965)

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Truth and Beauty: Aesthetics and Motivations in Science by S. Chandrasekhar (University of Chicago Press, 1987)

Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks (Vintage Books, 2001)

Writing Across the Chemistry Curriculum: An Instructor’s Handbook by Jeffrey Kovac and Donna W. Sherwood (Prentice Hall, 2001)